Atmospheric Water Generation for Renewable Hydrogen Production

May 30th, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Water use and treatment, Electrolysis

Lead Organisation:
The University of Newcastle

Southern Green Gas Pty Ltd (SGG)


Start date:
July 2018

Completion date:
December 2019

Key contacts:
Project Leader: Laureate Professor Behdad Moghtaderi:

Funded by Southern Green Gas Pty Ltd

Project total cost:
AUD$108,000 (cash)

Project summary description:
This project was a multi-phase program of study concerned with the production of renewable hydrogen. More specifically, the program focused on the development of an atmospheric water generation (AWG) process named Hydro Harvester which is suitable for production of hydrogen through electrolysis of atmospheric water. The hydrogen product can be used either for direct power generation or alternatively as a feedstock for renewable methane production. This approach is particularly suited to applications where freshwater resources are scarce. More importantly, the use of atmospheric water eliminates the need for treatment of water before it is fed to the electrolyser given that the quality of atmospheric water is very similar to deionised water.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable

Higher degree studies supported:
One postdoctoral research fellow was supported by this project.


May 2022